(Closed) Makira baby name?

posted 4 years ago in Names
Post # 2
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

When I first saw it i said muh kear uh ….like ear. I ha e a friend name kira and sheprounounces it like ear. but once you said long I I knew how to pronounce it right. I think that’s abeautiful name.  

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Post # 3
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014


So like a PP said, with the “ear” sound for the “ir” in the name (like the Spanish word “ir”).

Post # 4
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

I also thought it was Ma-Kear-Uh phonetically. What about just Kira? Do you have to have the “Ma” in front?

Post # 5
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I pronounced it your way, but maybe because I used to watch a lot of Japanese dramas and anime.

Post # 6
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with PP’s. 

I think Makaira would make me say Mak-i-ra, but I could also see people pronouncing it Mak-ay-ra, so I don’t know if that is any better . . . 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As a Swede (living in Canada though) I would definitely pronounce it with a “Mah” sound in the beginning, and then just “kera”.

Post # 8
484 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, sorry but my first thought was Ma-KEER-ah. How about Makaira? I think it looks really pretty and exotic spelt that way and I’d pronounce it Ma-KYE-ra.

Post # 9
331 posts
Helper bee

ArcadiaRose:  +1! I like the alternate spelling and I think it would make me pronounce it the way the OP wants!

Post # 10
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Ma-keer-ah. Maybe Makyra would get your inetneded pronunciation?

Post # 11
3240 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Makaira I like better than makyra, I have some strong opinions about names with unnecessary y’s! Sydney is usually more of a troublemaker than Sidney, and forget about a jordynn or a madysyn being anything but a pain in the ass.

Post # 12
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012


babeba:  So true. I’m a high school teacher, and though it sounds bad to generalize, the “Y”s are totally trouble makers. I just had a Jordyn come back from the alternative school this week. 

Post # 13
1894 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with most of the pps, I pronounced it Muh-Kear-Uh. I also don’t like Makaira, because I would pronounce that Muh-Kay-Ruh. Even if you put the y in there I think I’d also pronounce it Muh-Kear-Uh. 

Post # 14
708 posts
Busy bee

I pronounced it as though it rhymed with Shakira.  

Post # 15
7340 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I got some of the letters mixed up (im mildly dyslexic) and pronounced it mah-ree-kah which is “marica” which is not a very nice word in Spanish. If your child has any Spanish-speaking classmates, she’ll probably get teased mercilessly once they mis-pronounce it just once.

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